The Sketchbooks of Jimmy Thompson
Raised in Conejo Valley and based in L.A., artist Jimmy Thompson visits this area regularly. "I feel far away, even though it's relatively close," he says. "There's something in the air, I guess, that makes me feel relaxed—and I think it shows in the pieces." 3
Tomorrow Is the West Wind Drive-In Theater’s Last Day
Plus: Chapel for sale; interior shots of the wild underground house on Pepper Hill and Jeff Shelton's round stone tower; the reopening of the Butterfly Lane pedestrian undercrossing got pushed back; Kevin Costner at the airport; the Pad climbing gym kiboshed its State Street plans; a visit to new refillable shop Sunkissed Pantry. 1
Santa Barbara Airport Continues to Receive Noise Complaints
Other recent news: The new chief of the Santa Barbara Police Department; the Hotel Virginia on W. Haley Street got renovated; Santa Barbara County votes to sue UCSB over housing shortfall; new traffic signal on Chapala; Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant will keep running till at least 2030; who's on the ballot this November; Play It Again Sports has moved; Fashion Eyes store closing after 34 years. 1
Legal Trouble for the Goleta Beach Restaurant
More food news: A peek inside the market coming to Coast Village Road; the Nook lost its parklet; Palmina Wines is merging with the new Vega Vineyard & Farm, which opens this month; an update from Kin Bakeshop; Longoria Winery is opening a State Street tasting room; first look at the menu for Solvang's new Mexican restaurant from the Coast Range team; Lao Thai Restaurant has opened in Carpinteria; the Black Sheep plans to sell everything after closing; Kai Sushi says it's closed due to illness.